The 2006 Fine Print Auction
March 14, 2006
The 2006 Fine Print Auction will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Houston, March 14, 2006.
Approximately 100 contemporary international and U.S. artists will be featured in
FotoFest's Seventh International Fine Print Auction. The auction provides a rare
opportunity to find high quality contemporary fine art photography from Latin America,
Asia, Europe, and the United States.
The Preview Reception for the Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at
Gremillion Gallery, 2501 Sunset. Auction prints will be available for viewing
at Gremillion Gallery after that date.
Revenues from print sales at the Fine Print Auction benefit artist programs, and
the Meeting Place portfolio reviews allowing hundreds of photographic artists to
exhibit work and show their portfolios to important museum curators, publishers,
gallery owners, and representatives of photo agencies from the United States, Mexico,
South America, Australia, Canada and Europe.
Proceeds from Auction ticket and table sales benefit FotoFest's year-round Literacy
Through Photography educational program (LTP)
in Houston-area public schools. LTP provides more than a thousand students with
cameras and a curriculum using photography to improve writing and cognitive skills.
Students are asked to photograph people, places, and events important in their lives,
analyze their pictures, and write about these subjects. "My students have developed
their creativity and ... their language skills have improved because they are able
to express their feelings through a picture they can relate to - they go on and
on when creating stories and show pride in their work." Mr. Obed Franco, Thomas
Jefferson Elementary, Houston.
The headquarters hotel for FotoFest 2006 is the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Houston. The 2006 Meeting Place
will be held at the hotel as well.
Hotel reservations may be made at the Houston Downtown Doubletree by calling 713-759-0202,
please use the code IFF for the special FotoFest rate.
More information on the auction will be posted in the coming months.